TUs awarded €19m under the national recovery plan

A consortium of Technological Universities in Ireland has been awarded an initial allocation of Ä18.81m under the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) to support teaching and learning reforms arising from the experiences of digitally enabled education during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is the first tranche of Ä40m in NRRP funding which will be made available to the technological sector over a two-year period to support flexible course provision and increase participation in higher education by underrepresented groups and addressing regional skills needs. 

Minister Simon Harris said: “The pandemic accelerated changes to the way we live, study and work. This funding will enable the sector to systematise learnings of the experience of digitally enabled education and aid digitally enhanced teaching, learning and assessment.”